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Oct. 4 panel to discuss impact of HIPAA

- September 24, 2007

A panel discussion about HIPAA and how it affects the University will take place on Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Student Union Theatre.

HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is federal legislation intended to safeguard personal health information. Implemented in 2003, the privacy regulations of this law have shaped the way health care services are delivered and health-related information is preserved.

The legislation has affected the University in a variety of ways, from how it monitors students’ health records to how particular units within the University deliver services to a broad range of consumers.

Panel speakers include: Michael Kurland, director of Student Health Services; Rachel Krinsky Rudnick, university privacy officer; Elaine David, director of Information Technology Security; and representatives from Public Safety, Athletics, Student Health Services, the Speech and Hearing Clinic, and the Institutional Review Board.

The panel is intended for faculty, staff, and students interested in health-related fields; faculty, staff, and students who work in or assist in University health-related clinics; students and staff who work or plan to work in educational settings with a health-care, special education, wellness, or health-related component; and anyone interested in learning more about HIPAA, privacy, and data security at the University.

To RSVP, go to www.shs.uconn.edu/ and click on HIPAA Seminar under News and Announcements.


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